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    Two new members on Puma’s executive board


    Puma has promoted two executives to its board of management, effective June 1, to oversee the company’s finances and sales. Taking the place of Michael Lämmermann , Hubert Hinterseher has been promoted to the role of chief financial officer. Lämmermann, 59, has decided to retire after 28 years ...

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    Mathias Boenke will lead New Balance EMEA


    Returning to New Balance after a dynamic journey on the other side of the fence at Intersport , Mathias Boenke has been appointed as senior vice president of the American sports brand for the EMEA region, starting in June. Based at New Balance EMEA ’s office in Amsterdam, ...

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    Former Gore associate will run Bloom foams


    Chuck Mason has left W.L. Gore Associates after nearly three years to become president and CEO of Algix , the parent company of Bloom Sustainable Materials , whose sustainable cushioning foams are used by a dozen industry brands including Adidas , Puma , Billabong ...

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    Burton creates a new chief business officer role


    Source: Burton Elysa Walk Burton Snowboards has promoted Elysa Walk , previously senior vice president for the Americas International, to be the company’s first ”chief business officer.” In her new role, Walk will oversee the company’s direct-to-consumer and wholesale channels, regional marketing, ...

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    Nike veteran to lead Amazon's live sports marketing


    Marc Patrick has been appointed global head of sports marketing for Amazon Prime Video . Patrick, who was most recently senior vice-president of marketing at Beyond Meat , previously spent two decades at Nike , where he served as head of brand marketing for golf, tennis, baseball, athletic training, ...

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    New CFO for Champion’s parent


    Hanesbrands , the parent company of Champion , has hired a new chief financial, Michael Dastugue , who previously served in a similar position at Walmart and J.C. Penney . He will report to the group’s new CEO, Steve Bratspies , as he is implementing a new “Full Potential” ...

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    Columbia creates leadership position for omni-planning & fulfillment


    Columbia Sportswear announced the appointment of Emily Rompala to senior vice president for omni-planning fulfillment operations. In this newly created position, Rompala will lead the global omni-planning team for all brands – Columbia , Sorel , Mountain Hardwear and prAna – and all channels, and ...

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    VF Corp. appoints new CFO


    Source: VF Corp. Matt Puckett VF Corp. has promoted Matt Puckett to the position of executive vice president and chief financial officer, reporting to VF’s CEO, Steve Rendle , and serving on the company’s executive leadership team. Puckett joined VF in 2001 as ...

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    New global marketing manager for Vans


    Vans has appointed Kristin Harrer as chief marketing officer. Described by the company as a “true brand expert in digital and direct to consumer experiences,” Harrer held senior marketing positions in the last four years at Samsung Electronics and the Dollar Shave Club of Los Angeles. Prior ...

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    Helly Hansen CEO will step down as planned


    In May 2018, when Canadian Tire Corporation ( CTC ) acquired Helly Hansen , its CEO, Paul Stoneham , committed to lead the brand for another three years. Stoneham had been appointed CEO by Helly Hansen’s former controlling shareholder, the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, in early 2015 to ...

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    Time2Padel plans to expand in Italy and Sweden


    To meet rising international demand and orders for pádel products, CMDsport reports, Time2Padel hopes to expand its European presence this year in two key markets by opening four franchises in Sweden and 15 in Italy. The chain already has two Italian stores, in Milan and Rome. The first ...

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    Wolverine appoints Tesla director to its own board


    Wolverine Worldwide appointed Kathleen Wilson-Thompson to its board of directors. A graduated lawyer and experienced top executive, she is currently also a member of Tesla ’s board of directors and brings global retail experience in senior management positions and a total of 14 years as a director with Tesla ...

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    Former Nike executive will run Patagonia EMEA


    Patagonia has announced the appointment of a new general manager for Patagonia EMEA , effective this May. Matthijs W. Visch will lead Patagonia’s growing business in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region, which today counts more than 230 employees and 11 brand stores. He takes over from ...

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    Saucony appoints Fábio Tambosi as chief marketing officer


    Saucony has announced the appointment of Fábio Tambosi as its new chief marketing officer, effective immediately. Tambosi has more than 18 years of experience in global brand-building, most recently serving as Adidas ’ global head of brand, planning and activation for its Sports Performance categories. Prior to Adidas, ...

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    New Balance hires Teddy Santis as creative director of its Made in USA collection


    New Balance has announced the appointment of Teddy Santis , the founder of Aimé Leon Dore , as creative director for its Made in USA line of sneakers. The first Santis-designed products from his new multi-year deal with New Balance are expected to drop in 2022. Aimé Leon ...

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    Bogner appoints a brand manager


    Bogner has appointed Barbara Holzer as director of brand management to affirm the brand’s positioning in the “luxury sports fashion” segment and to expand its leading position in the sector. She will directly report to Heinz Hackle , joint CEO of the German apparel company. Bogner describes Holzer ...

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    Former Nike executive to lead Sorel, Mountain Hardwear and prAna at Columbia Sportswear


    Source: Columbia Sportswear Company Craig Zanon Columbia Sportswear Company announced that Doug Morse , senior vice president for Emerging Brands since 2020, will step down this summer, after working in several rolesfor the group since 1994. Craig Zanon will take over the ...

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    VF changes its management in EMEA


    VF Corp. has announced several changes to its management for the EMEA region. Andreas Olsson has switched from VF’s director of group digital accounts to regional general manager of Dickies EMEA . He has been with VF since 2009, working in sales and marketing for Vans and ...

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    Taizo Shimano appointed new president of Shimano


    Source: Shimano Taizo Shimano Shimano , the global leader in bicycle components and a major factor in the fishing tackle market, announced some management changes at its 114th general meeting of shareholders and the board of directors on March 30. Yozo Shimano , currently serving ...

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    Giovanni Zoppas will run Tecnica Group


    Giovanni Zoppas is returning to Tecnica Group as its chief executive and general manager, starting in May. The 62-year-old Italian executive knows the group well as he is a member of its board of directors and worked as general manager of its Nordica brand between 2003 and ...